Coleman Dean Smith, age 77, of Terrell, Texas, passed away May 25, 2017 in Terrell, Texas. He was born August 29, 1939 in Kaufman, Texas to Samuel B. and Avis B. Wiser Smith.
Coleman worked as a carpenter for over forty years and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Terrell. He enjoyed riding his tractor and loved giving his grandkids buggy rides with his pet donkey, Bonnie, pulling the buggy. His niece Brilee called him "Uncle ZZ" and she loved Bonnie so much, ever since she was little, she'd ask him if she could have her. Bonnie now belongs to Brilee.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Randy Smith, Tom Smith and Jackie Smith; two daughters, Jerry Smith and Stephanie Smith; two granddaughters, Kelsey Victoria Smith and Lacy Jo Smith; grandson, Christopher Garrett Smith; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Crossland; his parents, Sam and Avis Smith; brother, James Smith; and two sisters, Pauline Slane and Billie Horton.
Coleman is survived by his wife, Patricia Smith; five sons, Joe Dean Smith and his wife, Brenda, Ray Coleman Smith and his wife, Kim, Donald Smith and his wife, Sherry, Ronnie Smith and his wife, Cheryl, and Chad Smith and his wife, Holly; one daughter, Rhonda Jackson and her husband, Jerry; thirteen grandchildren, Jennifer Martinez and her husband, Anthony, Seth Smith and his wife, Naomi, Ethan Smith, Chasidy Smith, Sam Smith and his wife, Bailey, Brandon Puffer, Matthew Smith, Chris Smith, Shelby Jackson, Brittany Crossland and her husband, Eric, Regan Smith, Hayden Smith and Hunter Smith; nine great-grandchildren, Pirece Martinez, Sophia Martinez, Brayden Bates, Connor Bates, Xavier Crossland, Ryry Crossland, Chris Smith, Jr., Jaylynn Smith, and Maleigha Smith; two sisters, Sammie Hailey and her husband, William and Linda Ashworth and her husband, Mike; brother in-law, Brian Ditto and his wife, Laura; sister in-law, Sue McRoy and her husband, Robert; several nieces and nephews; and his pets, Sassie and Bonnie.